Have you ever thought about your unseen wealth?
A beggar had been sitting by the side of the road for over thirty years. One day a stranger walks by. “Spare some change?” mumbled the beggar, mechanically holding out his old baseball cap.
“I have nothing to give you,” said the stranger. Then he asked, “What’s that you’re sitting on?”
“Nothing,” replied the beggar, “Just an old box I’ve been sitting on for as long as I remember.”
“Ever looked inside?” asked the stranger.
“No,” said the beggar, “What’s the point? There’s nothing in there.”
“Have a look inside,” insisted the stranger.
The beggar managed to pry open the lid. With astonishment, disbelief and elation, he discovered that the box was filled with gold.
A personal coach, advisor or mentor is like the stranger who has nothing to give you but is telling you to look inside. Not inside any box, as in the parable, but somewhere inside yourself.
“But I am not a beggar,” you say.
Those who have not found their true source of fulfillment are beggars, even if they have great material wealth. They are looking for scraps of pleasure, validation, security or love, while they have a treasure within that is infinitely greater than anything the world can offer.
– John Agno, Coach to Coach Network Newsletter